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  3. Fifty150

    Hello from Oakland!

    For 1st generation vans, youtube may be a better resource than this forum.
  4. Fifty150

    2013 TC Engine Swap

    For what you would spend, money & time....... My option would be to buy another car. Once you install a new engine, what else will fail next on a car with that many miles?
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  6. Sneezyix

    Ventvisors or Deflectors

    I picked up some WeatherTech's but unfortunately they don't have the rear passenger set.
  7. PhotoAl

    Hello from Oakland!

    Welcome For sleeping I'd recommend a three section foam mattress that can be folded up into sort of a sofa when not a bed. Ive looked into several on Amazon. I was going to recommend a roof rack for 4x8 plywood. I have a very small trailer that was originally intended to haul my motorcycle but has actually been used for hauling lumber. Its an old Holtzclaw dirt bike trailer that I made a 42"x6' wood deck for.
  8. PhotoAl

    ForScan

    Fun!! I just replaced the battery in my daughters 2008 VW Rabbit. Battery box cover, disconnect air inlet tube from MAF sensor, unplug MAF sensor, remove engine cover, unbolt battery, undo terminals and lift out. Did the wife's Smart car a couple of months ago, it lives under the passengers feet. Not super difficult to get to but very difficult mauuvering a battery into position while laying one my side in across the seats with arms extended. Battery in my Volt - well it will go back to the dealer. MY TC lives in a garage which hopefully will extend the life of the battery.
  9. Beta Don

    2013 TC Engine Swap

    Virtually anything's possible, with enough time, skill and $$$ - But, what's the point in investing any of those in a chassis with 280K already on it? I'd buy something a little newer and invest my time in that Don
  10. Double Nickels

    ForScan

    For the battery, you will need to remove the air filter box, the power supply fuse box, battery tray cover, and disconnect the ground from the body.
  11. Double Nickels

    Hello from Oakland!

    Since you are local, I have spark plugs which fit your van. They are brand new. Leftovers from when I drove a 5.0.
  12. ryancallowayart

    Hello from Oakland!

    @Fifty150 This is really helpful, thank you so much. Also, “mobile glory hole”, thanks for that too, what a great idea. As if having a van that I sometimes sleep in doesn’t make me weird enough 😛 I hear what you’re saying about the plywood, I guess I was envisioning strapping it to a roof rack and loading the cargo with smaller pieces. Thanks for pointing that out. Hadn’t thought about priming the floor, but that seems like a really smart thing to do. It hasn’t shown any signs of rust, and I’d like to keep it that way. Super excited to pick it up in a couple of weeks and get cracking on things. Mechanical updates are certainly on the list, however, my list was quite a bit less thorough than yours so it’s good to get your perspective and I’ll probably end up doing more than I was originally planning on based on your advice. Thanks a lot for taking the time to write such a thoughtful response. I’ll post updates as I make them and will probably have some more questions 🙂
  13. G McCollum

    2013 TC Engine Swap

    I have a 2013 TC 280K with blown engine. This is my second TC. Another blew engine at 305K. I am going to replace the 2013 engine and want to know if a 2.3l or 2.5l can be used and will the tranny mate up. Other options are welcome. Obviously I can do the 2.0l, just curious since something is going to go in it.
  14. windguy

    ForScan

    Thanks for the input. I remember one poster saying his BCM software changed in ETIS after having the dealer make the update so I guess it's not a reliable indicator. That would be cool if you can report back about your BCM module config. Maybe we'll learn something. Good luck getting your laptop back online. Curious, when was your van built? Sounds like mid 2015. My 2015 was built in October 2014. Regarding your battery, that's interesting. About the same age but many more miles for your van. I realize this is the Forscan thread, but did you have the Ford dealer install an OEM battery? I've taken the plastic battery cover off before but not with the thought of how to replace the battery. When I setup the battery charger, I realized what was discussed on other battery threads in that the battery is a pain in the butt to remove. It's really tucked under the cowling to where you can't even access the ground terminal. If the cost differential is minimal I'll probably opt to have Ford take care of it to save myself the frustration and skin on my knuckles.
  15. windguy

    ForScan

    Thanks for the info Don. Very helpful to know. I will save the as-built data for all modules to have as a baseline. That may save my bacon one day. Appreciate the tip. Will check out the tutorial you linked in. Appreciate the help as always!
  16. marinesurveyor

    Modify or Replace Driver's Seat?

    I have been recently struggling with a bulged disc in my lower back, and I spend a fair amount of time driving - a bad combination. I have the seat as far back as it can go, and as high as I can lift it. I still feel too bent. If I could go back further, or lift the seat higher, I think it would help extend my legs more. Has anyone modified their seat? Put in spacers to lift it? Or can it be adjusted further back? Or replaced the seat entirely with an aftermarket seat? If so, which brand did you use? Thank you for your help.
  17. Has anyone done this? I see 2 screws and a plastic rivet which I can access from the top, but I know there is a "support" behind the bumper...I just don't know if that support is screwed in. If it is, then the bumper cover will need to come off. Hoping someone can shed some light on this. I want to remove my headlights so I can paint the inside housings black (I've done this on many vehicles).
  18. Don Ridley

    ForScan

    The WRITE button is used to make changes to hex data in that register. I have not used the RESTORE function. I don't know why the as built data does not exactly match the Forscan data. You can change individual hex bits in the IPC, ACM but not the BCM. All BCM changes will be done using the menu selections. There are configurations in the central configuration that we can't see and can only be changed by the functions built into the menus. Save a copy of every module. A mistake in one may propogate into others. There are many tutorials. This one is for the F-150 and explains how to change individual hex bits. FORScan Tutorial.pdf
  19. jrm223

    ForScan

    Ford ETIS never showed any change for my BCM after I had Ford update it & turn off the approach lights, so I don't think that will be a reliable way to verify the BCM update. My approach lights are definitely off, so the BCM was updated, lol. As for the battery issue, I had to get mine replaced a few weeks ago, even before the 4 years anniversary of me buying the van; but, it had 102K miles at time of replacement and the battery was going bad for a few weeks, problems started at about 98-99K miles or so for me. I can probably hook up my laptop tonight to read my BCM parameters, after I reinstall Forscan since I had to blow-out/reset my whole laptop due to various issues.
  20. Mr Bill

    Ventvisors or Deflectors

    Lookin for Ventvisors ( wind deflectors ) for transit connect , can find 2 pc sets ,, anyone make a 4 pc set
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  22. windguy

    ForScan

    Thanks for the update. Sorry to hear that. I'm was ready to follow Hollenback's procedure to check out my BCM config to see what's going on with the approach lights. My scenario is identical to yours with two different dealer visits (twice per for a total of four attempts) and promises in both cases that the BCM was updated. It's very interesting that you still are not able to get this change to stick. I fear I won't we able to change the setting as well but I'll still try. I think Donuts is right in that your BCM wasn't actually updated. Ford ETIS never showed it was for my van. I can't remember if you mentioned yours changed in ETIS. This discussion was in the "approach light" thread and it's been a while. So how do you check the BCM software version in Forscan and verify that the SSM update was done? "reprogram the BCM to the latest calibration using IDS release 103.05 and higher". Below is a screen shot that shows the BCM As-built config. My van shows BCM Calibration DV6T-14C095-BH. Maybe other Forscan users can check their BCM config and report back along with the build date of their van.
  23. windguy

    ForScan

    Thanks Don - appreciate the quick reply and info. Your confirmation gave me the confidence to continue exploring but with the battery charger connected going forward. I had a better session today and saved the BCM and IPC as-built configurations as a starting point before I make any changes. Also took a screen shot so I could save it in readable text format. I've got a question regarding what Forscan shows in the as-built config versus what Motorcraft was showing for the IPC Module. Below is screenshot of both. In comparison, Forscan doesn't show all the registers but does show a few extra ones in the upper range (720-24-01 and 720-25-01) that didn't show up on the Motorcraft site. Wonder why? Also, what are the Restore and Write boxes to the right of several of the registers? I'm assuming those are the only ones that Forscan will allow you to change. Thanks!
  24. Jmkvalsund

    Vibrations in rear drum breaks

    Thanks, then I know what's the problem. Question then is, will this stop when the wear of the shoes makes it fit the drum? Or is that so much wear neeeded that the wheel bearings will be broken first?? I'm not sure if there are any good brake workshops left around here...
  25. donuts

    ForScan

    I'd bet the dealer service people didn't actually update the BCM like they say they did. Mine was built weeks before the BCM change and I've yet to take it to the dealer to get the BCM updated. I'm just living with the stupid approach lights since I don't use my van for camping. BTW, do you know about the turn signal stalk trick to turn the lights off once they are on with the door open? I think you push the stalk forward until it beeps, then push it again to turn the lights off. Only trouble with this fix is that you have to do it every time a door is opened.
  26. Fifty150

    ForScan

    That's like fixing a check engine light with a can of spray paint.
  27. desert_connect

    ForScan

    Approach lights "disabled" and the lights still come on. The whole story; 1) Took it to a Ford dealer a year ago. They claimed they updated the BCM and turned the approach lights off, but the lights were still on. The service manager tried to charge me for it with some double talk but when I told him I knew they'd get paid for the update by Ford then he backed off (free). 2) Second dealer last December was happy to check it out for me since I bought the van through one of their area stores. They confirmed the first dealer did in fact update the BCM but were unable to turn off the approach lights. 3) Today......I purchased a used laptop (windows) from a fellow TC owner on this forum and the Forscan adaptor from Amazon. After a bit of time lost linking the extended license to the Forscan I hooked it up to my van. The found the approach lights were "disabled". I cycled through "enabled" and "disabled" 3 times leaving them "disabled" and the approach lights are still ON. This frustrates me to no end. The only permanent solution I know of at this point is the get rid of the van.
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